2020 Coach Bios

8U

8U

Bob McDonald

9U

9U

Brian Mummert

10U

10U

Joe Thatcher grew up and played baseball through the Oregon Recreation. Coach Thatcher played high school baseball at Clay High and graduated in 1990. After high school, he played baseball for the University of Toledo Rockets from 1990 through 1994. Coach Thatcher graduated with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and has worked as a safety professional since 1996. Coach Thatcher began coaching at the Oregon rec. in 1987 in one of the first Oregon t-ball programs. After graduating high school, Joe coached at both Clay Eagles and Toledo Rocket baseball camps. Coach Thatcher brings the experience of both a high-caliber high school program and Mid American Conference coaching and off-season preparation. Coach Thatcher has two sons playing sports in Oregon and he has coached both sons' baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams.

11U/12U Combined

11U/12U Combined

Coach Jeremy Krueger was a 4 year Varsity Player at Waite High School. He was an instrumental part of the team playing outfield and pitching helping lead Waite to a State Ranking. Coach Krueger played 2 years of college baseball at Owens Community College. Owens won their Conference Championship in Jeremy's 2000-2001 season. Coach Krueger is an active member in our community, volunteering for the Oregon Recreation and Coaching for Maumee Bay Turf. Coach Krueger is a racing champion as well in ATV Motocross. Coach Krueger is a devoted family man to his wife Mandie and 2 kids.

12U

12U

Keith Kennedy

13U Gold

13U Gold

Joel Byers played as a left fielder all four years at Clay High School, making it to the Regional Finals once, and District Finals once as well. After high school, Coach Byers started his coaching career in the Oregon Rec. house league, coaching his younger brother and cousin. After a few years, Coach Byers took a hiatus from coaching until his own boys were old enough to play. He assisted with their house league teams before accepting a position as an assistant coach on the Clay High School Junior Varsity Team. Joel was a member on the staff for the 2014-2017 seasons before taking a contingent role with our organization

13U Green

13U Green

Brian Klatt